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PUBLIC LAWS-CH. 11 -FEB. 26, 1949 [63 STAT. during any period for which the supply of such commodity is deter- mined by the Secretary of Agriculture to be in excess of the require- ments of the domestic economy, except to the extent required to effec- .4itc,p.7. tuate the policies set forth in clause (b) or clause (c) of section 2 hereof. CONSULTATION AND STANDARDS SEC. 4. (a) In determining which articles, materials, or supplies shall be controlled hereunder, and in determining the extent to which exports thereof shall be limited, any department, agency, or official making these determinations shall seek information and advice from the several executive departments and independent agencies concerned with aspects of our domestic and foreign policies and operations hav- ing an important bearing on exports. (b) In authorizing exports, full utilization of private competitive trade channels shall be encouraged insofar as practicable, giving con- sideration to the interests of small business, merchant exporters as well as producers, and established and new exporters, and provisions shall be made for representative trade consultation to that end. In addition, there may be applied such other standards or criteria as may be deemed necessary by the head of such department or agency, or official to carry out the policies of this Act. VIOLATIONS SEC. 5 . In case of the violation of any provision of this Act or any regulation, order, or license issued hereunder, such violator or vio- lators, upon conviction, shall be punished by a fine of not more than $10,000 or by imprisonment for not more than one year, or by both such fine and imprisonment. ENFORCEMENT Investigations, etc. SEC. 6. (a) To the extent necessary or appropriate to the enforce- ment of this Act, the head of any department or agency exercising any functions hereunder (and officers or employees of such department or agency specifically designated by the head thereof) may make such investigations and obtain such information from, require such reports or the keeping of such records by, make such inspection of the books, records, and other writings, premises, or property of, and take the Oaths, etc. sworn testimony of, any person. In addition, such officers or employ- ees may administer oaths or affirmations, and may by subpena require any person to appear and testify or to appear and produce books, records, and other writings, or both, and in case of contumacy by, or refusal to obey a subpena issued to, any such person, the district court of the United States for any district in which such person is found or resides or transacts business, upon application, and after notice to any such person and hearing shall have jurisdiction to issue an order requiring such person to appear and give testimony or to appear and producebooks, records, and other writings, or both, and any failure to obey such order of the court may be punished by such court as a contempt thereof. (b) No person shall be excused from complying with any require- ments under this section because of his privilege against self-incrim- ination, but the immunity provisions of the Compulsory Testimony 49 U. S.. 46. Act of February 11, 1893 (27 Stat. 443), shall apply with respect to any individual who specifically claims such privilege. matose o n (c)No department, agency, or official exercisng any functions under this Act shall pubish or disclose information obtained here- under which is deemed confidential or with reference to which a request for confidential treatment is made by the person furnishing 8